What's Your Keyword Research Method?

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Frankly, keyword researching is the most troublesome part of my internet marketing career. It is just so damn hard to find good keywords nowadays.

What I usually do is I locate a product in clickbank, then I try to find keywords for it.

What is your method?
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  • Profile picture of the author varsha2010
    Based on my experience, keyword research is of 3 types :-

    1. Finding keywords that have been popular for quite sometime
    2. Finding keywords that are popular right now
    3. Finding keywords that will become popular in future
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  • Profile picture of the author nicoledeal
    I locate products or services that people are searching for. I judge my own interest in those products. THEN I begin my research of the keywords that will attract visitors looking for this product or solution. I personally use Market Samurai. I put a lot of weight on the competition for the keywords I propose. I refuse to compete against those with years of experience and SEO experts, when I can find niche markets which are underleveraged. Competition is tight, but not impossible to manage.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Ash
    If keyword research isn't your strong point just piggy-back of others by visiting a web 2.0 site like Squidoo or even an article directory like Ezines. Spend an hour looking at the lenses/articles in a category that interests you and believe me you will have enough niche/keyword ideas to last you a decade.
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  • Profile picture of the author mykecans
    Google keyword tool is very helpful in my part. Actually we have the same problem.
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    • Profile picture of the author kairo
      Originally Posted by mykecans View Post

      Google keyword tool is very helpful in my part. Actually we have the same problem.


      that's right.. i read some of the opinion in the another forum site.. they suggested to use the top 1 competitors keywords..
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  • Profile picture of the author Boseephus
    It depends largely on what i'm trying to do. If i'm looking to build an affiliate site, if i'm building an ecommerce site, or if im building a site for a local business. The one constant factor is search popularity, and when different keywords get searched (trend data). This tells me alot about what KW to target, and WHEN to target it.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
    Personally, I think of or find a general, broad buyer niche from Amazon or eBay and throw it in Keyword Sniper Pro 2.0
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    • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
      Originally Posted by John Williamson View Post

      Personally, I think of or find a general, broad buyer niche from Amazon or eBay and throw it in Keyword Sniper Pro 2.0
      Well said John.

      I think the keyword research should have 3 steps:

      1. Get broad and general keyword ideas - Using Amazon, Ebay, Clickbank, Forums, Blogs to collect as much broad keywords as you can.

      2. Drill down to long tail keywords - Use Google Suggestion scraper like Super Suggestor, Keyword Ninja, Keyword Sniper Pro, keyword optimizer pro to find long tail versions of your broad keywords.

      3. Filter High Traffic Low Competition Long Tail Keywords - This is the key step to online success... if you can find a number of these keywords, you'll be able to create and rank your website for traffic in a month or less!

      I have more detail article here: Keyword Research - The Key To Online Success: Massive Targeted Traffic, Leads an

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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart william
    Use keyword tracker or goofle keywords tool to find suitable keywords
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  • Profile picture of the author Boseephus
    So wait, are we discussing the method in which we find particular keywords, or the tools we use to find them?
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    • Profile picture of the author razorico
      Originally Posted by Boseephus View Post

      So wait, are we discussing the method in which we find particular keywords, or the tools we use to find them?
      But tools are very important part of keywords research method, aren't they? And it's quite difficult to describe strategy without mentioning tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author Super Warrior
    I rely on Google Keywords tool. I always try to find keywords in the niche I am interested and then sort them according to search volume.

    I use "Exact Match" option to get correct results.

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    • Profile picture of the author DynoMutt
      Google's keyword tool + Google Insight.

      Google's keyword tool will show you that christmas lights is a highly searched popular keyword. But Google Insight will show how long that popularity lasts. You can choose to market in things that are seasonable. You'll probably have fewer competitors, but I'm looking for keywords that are at least semi-popular all year long.

      Edited to add:

      I used to be concerned about competition, whether it was high or low. But I remember a video of Tiffany Dow where she said that didn't concern her. She'll go after it if that's what she wants. I think that's a good attitude to take, especially if your backlinking is strong and reliable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rough Outline
    I use a range of tools when looking for keywords, these are my three mains rules.

    1. Make sure the keyword has beatable SEO competition in the top 10 of Google
    2. Make sure the keyword is commercially viable
    3. Make sure the keyword has longevity
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    It doesn't have to be hard.
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  • Profile picture of the author faysal969
    I use Adword key tool for my keyword research. First I try to find out some very popular niches markets and then try to find out some long tail keywords which have healthy monthly search volume and comparatively less competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    I use a combination of Google Keyword Tool, Market Samurai and SE Nuke Niche Research to get the desired information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Criz
    Originally Posted by Kiril S View Post

    Frankly, keyword researching is the most troublesome part of my internet marketing career. It is just so damn hard to find good keywords nowadays.

    What I usually do is I locate a product in clickbank, then I try to find keywords for it.

    What is your method?
    What we do is get information from our clients and see what they offer/sale etc. We compile a list and then use the tools. We use Market Samurai and also Google's handy Keyword Tool. Of course, depending on what our results are we go back to the client and have them pick from a list we research that relates to the list they have given us.

    I actually wrote about keyword research! If you go to our website New Epic Media and search "3 Simple Steps In Doing Keyword Research".

    Hope it helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Homer Lasa Hood
    I do keywords stemming - from a very broad keyword term for my website then I vary it.
    From the variation of those keywords, I then search for global and local searches for every keyword I have already listed - and also the competition. I usually take a low competition keyword - to medium - to highly competitive keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexSafie
    There are still many good keywords out there and finding them is fairly simple when you know what you are looking for.

    I always look for keywords that have:

    1. A nice search volume
    2. Commercial intent
    3. Stable or rising trend
    4. Weak competition

    Hope this helps.



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